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Feb 28, 2014 3:30pm PST
you breaking news coverage on the crisis in ukraine, growing concerns of a russian invasion. stories escalating by the moment. we just heard a little while ago from jim acosta, our senior white house correspondent, the united states is now actively considering the possibility of not attending the g-8 summit in sochi, russia, in june unless the russians withdraw their troops from ukraine. don't get involved militarily. the immediate and former u.s. ambassador to russia, michael mcfaul is joining us once again. he's back in stanford university, only back a couple days, ambassador and the situation is escalating by the moment. i want you to listen to what senator john mccain told us here in "the situation room" just a little while ago about president obama. >> it's been clear that maybe the president of the united states has been a bit naive about vladimir putin and his ambitions. >> you served the president of the united states, you were named as his ambassador in moscow, you're a scholar when it comes to russia and the former soviet union. is the president a bit naive when it
Al Jazeera America
Feb 28, 2014 5:00pm EST
vladimir putin. there are reports from southern ukraine that 2,000 russian troops have landed there. one ukrainian leader has called on russia to stop the provocation, stop the aggression and said the ukrainian army is prepared to defend it's territory. we'll get the very latest live from ukraine, but first the day's fast-moving events in a country that is geographically and culturally at the crossroads of east and west. >> troops with no insignia took control of the crimeaen airports. ten russian helicopters flew into ukraine air space. watching it all very closely is united states. secretary of state john kerry discussing rising tensions this morning. >> we raise the issue of the airports, we raise the issue of armored vehicles and personnel in various places. while we were told that they are not engaging in any violation of the sovereignty and do not intend to, i nevertheless made it clear that that could be misinterpreted at the moment, and there are enough tensions that it is important for everybody to be extremely careful not to inflame the situation, and not to send the wrong
PBS
Mar 4, 2014 10:30am PST
present with us as there's no need to use russian military force in ukraine. he however stressed that mosque is deeply concerned by the rise of neo nationalist groups in the country and get more now on this from the marina costume. marine up quite a detailed statement from the russian president there on the crisis in ukraine due to house more. absolutely appalled by their fruits in every answer a simple russia has been saying from day one no one since the setting sun in the war would be great for taking all four consecutive region for that matter and also moscow's military drills making headlines around the world are nothing more than western media might the report notes for the use of milk three fourths there's no need for that at the moment and the military drills that took place recently have nothing to do with the situation in ukraine we have this option but it is an extreme measure house for the legitimacy of the president get a call that request and russia to use military force to protect the lives and wellbeing of ukrainians. the nationalists and ukraine or empowered after vict
CSPAN
Mar 4, 2014 10:00am EST
western ukraine have been taken over by armed national radicals under extremist anti-russian and other slogans being used. on the 21st of february, almost three months after the unrest and the excesses, there was an agreement between the president of ukraine and the opposition whereby they signed by the ministers of foreign affairs of germany, poland, and other countries where they refused to bring in an emergency situation. they took to the streets. the opposition did not do anything. the use of legitimate weapons was not surrendered. civic buildings were not freed. radicals are continuing to control the towns. instead of a promise of the national unity government based in the formation of the -- the parliament of ukraine made a decision limiting the rights of minorities, sent away the judges of the constitutional court, and insists on pursuing them criminally. their arguments to limit or make it punishable to ban political parties that do not suit them and to use them as examples, so the victors want to use assurances of their victory to trample the rights and basic freedoms of
CBS
Mar 2, 2014 8:30am PST
nation." the crisis in ukraine intensifies. >> with russian forces in crimea. call up their reserves and begs the international community for help. >> we are on the brink of disaster. >> we'll go to ukraine for the latest nice. we'll hear from secretary of state john kerry and secretary of defense chuck hagel. we'll have analysis on all of it from our panel of experts and with russia once more in the news we'll look back at a milestone "face the nation" interview. 60 years of news because this is "face the nation." captioning sponsored by cbs >> schieffer: good morning again there are developments from overnight on the crisis in ukraine. russian president sad her putin has moved troops in to crimea that is region where mostly russian speaking population, a move that the ukrainian prime minister says is a declaration of war. vladimir putin and president obama spoke yesterday for 90 minutes a conversation the white house described as the toughest of the obama presidency. as for ukraine, a new government there is mobilizing its reserves and authorizing the call up of all men un
CNN
Mar 1, 2014 1:30pm PST
request, that due to the extraordinary situations taking place in ukraine, threats to the lives of russian citizens, our compatriots, the military people of the russian federation that are there, that have been sent there under the agreement we have with ukraine and to crimea, under the relevant parts of the constitution, we have gone to the parliament and asked for the possibility of use of force by the russian federation on ukraine until there is a normalization of the civic and political situation in ukraine end of quote. i'd like to draw your attention to it says on the territory of ukraine. not against ukraine as my ukranian colleague said but on the territory of ukraine until the normalization of the civic and political situation in this country. on the recent reports that i have, including on the statement by the representative of the president of the russian federation for the press, a decision on use of armed forces, on the territory of ukraine, the president of the russian federation has not taken that decision. now, the how to get out of this situation, i repeat, as mr. eliason
Al Jazeera America
Mar 5, 2014 12:00pm EST
ukraine. >> ukraine's new prime minister talking about those tensions in crimea. as russian navy ships remain in the port. >>> and the american fighter jet that is costing taxpayers a fortune right now. ♪ >>> top diplomats trying to end the crisis in ukraine gathering in paris. john kerry is in paris trying to diffuse the crisis in ukraine. earlier today, his counterpart climbing there are no russian forces on the ground. >> the people do not listen to our orders, but the russian military forces in the black sea fleet are placed at the right spots a and some special alert measures have been adopted to control the black sea feet, because as our president said we are not going to allow any blood to be spilled. >> phil ittner joins us live now from paris. >> del, sergey lavrov may say there are no troops, but as far as the west is concerned those are russian troops. it appears as though the tactic is going to be economic. here is what the european commission president had to say today. >> today the european commission has identified a package to support ukraine. this is our contribution
CW
Mar 5, 2014 4:00am CST
push into ukraine. russian troops control the crimean peninsula. and president putin says his troops stand ready to protect ukraine's russian-speaking population from any vengeful actions by the country's new pro-european government. secretary kerry says there's nothing to suggest that russian ukrainians are in any jeopardy. >> they would have you believe that kiev is trying to destabilize crimea. or that somehow russian leaders invited intervention. not a single piece of credible evidence supports any one of these claims. >> for now, european leaders are pushing a diplomatic plan to station u.n. observers in ukraine to *ensure that russian ukrainians are safe. when european leaders meet tomorrow, they will consider sanctions against russia, if there is no de-escalation in the crisis. taking a look at the *other top stories this morning. this man is charged with aggravated battery. jose garcia is jailed on 400- thousand dollars bond after police say he shook his three- week-old daughter repeatedly, causing severe trauma. rachel garcia died yesterday. police and paramedics found the g
ABC
Mar 2, 2014 10:00am EST
crimea. it's a region of ukraine home to the black sea fleet and a mostly-russian population. the u.s. says it's a russian invasion and occupation, and demanding that troops withdraw. the u.n. security council met in an emergency session yesterday. >> it's time for the russian intervention in ukraine to end. the russian military must stand down. >> reporter: during a 90-minute call on sunday, president putin told president obama that russia has the right to defend its interests and russian people. other international leaders joined with the u.s. british prime minister david cameron saying there's no excuse. canada recalling their ambassador from moscow. this as pro-russia fervor sweeps eastern ukraine. flags torn down from government buildings, pro-russia protesters savagely beating those who support ukraine's new government. ukraine now more divided than ever. and the prospect of war growing ever closer. it's now a high-stakes gate waiting to see who moves next. will russia complete the take over and possibly other parts or bow to american and international pressure? george. >> that
PBS
Mar 1, 2014 5:30pm PST
surrounding the situation in ukraine. ukraine tonight put its military forces on full combat alert and warned that russian military intervention in ukraine would be the beginning of war. this hours after the russian parliament voted unanimously to authorize the deployment of russian troops in ukraine. earlier today russian forces effectively seized control of crimea, an area that has been part of ukraine for the past 60 years, but is home to the russian black sea fleet and skirmishes between pro-ukrainian and pro-russian loyalists have already broken out in ukraine. the vote to authorize russian troops to ukraine came less than 24 hours after president obama called on russia to respect ukraine's sovereignty and warned of costs to russia if it did not. a convoy of more than 20 russian military vehicles, some carrying troops, was observes traveling to crimea, and ukraine accused russia from sending troops into the region. russia kwa says the troops had already been deployed to guard important sites, including russian facility. for more about you will of this we're joined by charles kutchin, with the council on forei
PBS
Mar 2, 2014 5:30pm PST
ukraine. russian troops surround ukrainian military facilitators in crimea. the ukrainian prime minister calls it a declaration of war. secretary of state john kerry issues a new warning to russia next on pbs "newshour weekend." >> pbs "newshour weekend" is made possible by louis b. and louise coleman. judy and josh westin. the walloch family, rosalynn p. walter. corporate finding provided by mutual of america designing customized individual retirement. that's why we're your retirement company. additional support is provided by -- and by public broadcasting and contributions from pbs viewers like you. thank you. from the tisch studios linc center in new york hari sreenivasan. >> thank you for joining us. international crisis surrounding ukraine benefitsified with many experts describing the situation as the greatest threat to east-west relations since the cold war. russian troops invade territory of crimea in the last hours today surrounded ukrainian mirlts. the prime minister of ukraine said that action brought the neighboring companies within what he described as a few inches
LINKTV
Mar 3, 2014 8:00am PST
since the cold war, russian troops have seized the crimean section of ukraine a week after the ouster of ukraine's pro-russian prime minister. but more of ukraine falter russian forces? we will speak with the a professor timothy snyder and former cia analyst ray mcgovern. and then xl dissent. >> hundreds of young people came here from all over the country, 42 states committed show president obama that keystone xl is not ok and not in our national interest. >> nearly 400 students and other young people are arrested after they chained themselves to the gates of the white house, calling on president obama to reject the keystone xl tar sands pipeline. a love that in more coming up. -- all of that and more coming out. this is democracy now!, democracynow.org, the war and peace report. i'm amy goodman. russian troops have seized part of ukraine's crimean peninsula in what has become moscow's biggest confrontation with the west since the cold war. the troops took action after russia's parliament the president vladimir putin a green light to protect russian interest following the ouste
Al Jazeera America
Mar 3, 2014 6:00pm EST
this he read a letter from the former president viktor yanukovich that was russian's man in ukraine in which viktor yanukovich asked for the russian forces to come to the aid of ukraine. take a listen to the long standing russian ambassador to the u.n. reading the letter. >> the country is in outright terror and driven by the west and people are persecuted on political and language grounds and i appeal to president of russia putin to use the russian federation to protect the people of ukraine. >> so the reading of the letter is new, and that is very interesting, but the russian position, tony, has not changed, the russians they are coming to aid of the people in the ukraine, particularly in crimea because they are seeing the opposing of viktor yanukovich, the removing of him from power as a coup by the european union and the united states. >> well, harsh words in response a to russia's justification for moving the forces into the ukraine, what did the u.s. ambassador have to say. >> yes, she's the u.s. ambassador to the u.n. and saying what are you kidding me, when did moscow suddenly
NBC
Mar 3, 2014 11:00am PST
ukraine. russian military given ukrainian forces in crimea until 7:00 tonight to surrender or face a storm, that's 7:00 california time. according to russian news agency ultimatum attributed to chief commander of russia's black sea fleet. more troops entered the peninsula this weekend. now questions how far in the eastern ukraine russian troops may go. here's nbc's bill neely. >> reporter: russia's tightening its grip on ukraine. europe's borders redrawn by force. and the pressure is growing on president obama and the west to do something. meanwhile, here russian troops have the ukrainian army pinned down. >> russian troops have fought many wars to take crimea this time they didn't have to. they have marched in and occupied it without firing a shot, and without resistance. it took just three days. the russian march across crimea is relentless and it seems unstoppable. the big question is where exactly in ukraine will these men stop? they still surround ukrainian army bases, this one of the biggest. ukrainian troops inside are trapped. they have removed their weapons. there's no sig
NBC
Mar 2, 2014 5:30pm PST
the future of ukraine escalated today with russian combat troops seizing control of the crimean peninsula after a bloodless showdown. ukraine's prime minister is calling it a declaration of war. tonight his country's outgunned and outnumbered army has been placed on a war footing while the u.s. and its european allies are working to punish russia economically and politically. and late word this afternoon that u.s. secretary of state john kerry will soon be on his way to the region. we're covering developments from washington to crimea, which is where nbc's bill neely starts us off tonight. bill? >> reporter: yes, russia's takeover of crimea, lester, is almost complete. they've done it without tanks, without firing a single shot. ukraine's navy is either under russian guard or gone. its army now surrounded by moscow's men. russian soldiers on the march in ukraine. this unit is taking up positions outside a ukrainian army base. the objective? to take it from troops who were once their comrades in the soviet army. but times and loyalties have changed. the russians have come prepare
Al Jazeera America
Mar 3, 2014 8:00pm EST
russian empire restored as much as possible, and ukraine is a crown jewel of that, and the president has played right into putin's hands. >> and you can hear more of senator mccain's interview at 9:00 eastern on "america tonight." and let's go to the center of this crisis, nick schifrin is live in crimea with more. nick, what are you hearing there? >> reporter: well, john, the occupation by russian troops is growing, and the existence as far as we can tell is nonexistent. we traveled out there this area today every base we went to had a russian flag flying over it, russian troops were occupying their bases. they were relaxed, eating food in front of us, smiling, and laughing down the road from one of them. they were digging trenches around an armory, and we saw no evidence of any kind of resistance from anyone in the ukrainian military or the ukrainian government which has apparently told its soldiers not to shoot unless the russians are shooting at them, which they are not doing. there are more of them than there were yesterday, and they are controlling more areas today. >> nick one qui
Al Jazeera America
Mar 5, 2014 5:00pm EST
human ones. why is that important to you? russian has decided to pick a fight with ukraine and supporters around the world, and how those supporters express their displeasure may effect russian economy with risks to its neighbors. >> reporter: global powers to the east and west discuss ways to prevent escalation after the weekend takeover. pro russian troops have taken over and russia said it's not their military. in paris u.s. secretary of state john kerry met with russian foreign ministers sergei lavrov in a session that was intended to be about lebanon. >> the suspending u.s.-russia engagement, and suspending g-8 summit. russia made a choice. we believe it is a wrong choice, the choice to move troops into crimea. >> reporter: on wednesday the european union offered ukraine $15 billion in aid. the same amount russia offered the country before former ukrainian president viktor yanukovych ouster. the e.u. plans to meet thursday about the possibility of sanctions but so far the group has treaded lightly. >> crisis diplomacy is not a weakness but it is more important than ever fo
NBC
Mar 3, 2014 4:00am PST
? nbc's ian williams is live in eastern ukraine. we're hearing russian fighter jets overnight violated ukraine's air space. >> reporter: this is what we're hearing from ukrainian government sources, the fighter jets flew over the black sea, but within ukrainian air space. this is just the latest development stoking fears of wide eruption and intervention here. this city in eastern ukraine, russian speaking, and the fear is that this may be one place to face russian tension. you may see over my left shoulder the statue of lenin, the focus of pro russian protesters. there was violence and sinister developments over the weekend here, protests, clashes which led to more than 100 people being injured. clashes between pro moscow protest ersz aers and supportere government. the pro moscow groups briefly took over the town hall here. fear is they may be trying to whip up chaos to justify a russian intervention here. this will be one of the key things, we believe, that john kerry will be talking about when he comes to kiev tomorrow. this real fear of wider russian intervention and how best to p
CBS
Mar 1, 2014 5:30pm PST
. >>> grave concern tonight over the situation in ukraine. russian troops are given the go- ahead to use military force to protect its interest in there. >> the situation in ukraine has grown more dire by the hour. the country is acting president has ordered ukraine forces at full readiness. extra security is ordered a nuclear power plants and airports. the united states is condemning russia for entering ukrainian territory and is calling on russia to withdraw. the united nations held an emergency meeting today. >> pro-western demonstrators storm and administration building in the southern ukraine. in the russian speaking east protesters clash with the newly elected ukrainian government. after russia's president got the greenlight from parliament saturday to proceed with military intervention. russian troops are already in control of parts of the crimea peninsula. they say they're protecting their interests in the reason. in response the ukraine's acting prime prime minister put the armed forces on full combat alert. members of the un security council gathered here for emergency meeting
CNN
Feb 28, 2014 2:00pm PST
and cutting off communications between the russian majority region and the rest of ukraine. russian troops also are set to have surrounded the state television facility, some are calling it, and i'm quoting it now, an armed invasion of the country. all of this coming just six days after the ukrainian president, viktor yanukovych, was driven from the capital following deadly demonstrations against this pro-moscow president. let's go to our senior white house correspondent jim askos sta. explain this for us. >> president obama was supposed to be out here 15 minutes ago so he's running late. he was expected to be at the democratic committee at this hour, wolf, laying out his midterm strategy for his party. instead he'll be here in the briefing room talking about ukraine. we've been pressing white house officials as to what is going on on the ground in crimea, just who those forces are with the black insignia on and while there are assumptions that it may be russian forces but it will be interesting to hear what the president has to say about that. the united states has been warning russia tha
Al Jazeera America
Mar 3, 2014 5:00pm EST
black sea fleet commander issued an ultimatum warping ukraine's military. the russian ministry of defense called that report total nonsense. president obama meeting with israeli netanyahu vowed to keep up the diplomatic pressure on russia. >> with impunity to put its soldiers on the ground and violate basic principles, and i think the strong kind of name it's received from indicates the degree to which russia is on the wrong side of history on this. >> president obama said from ukrainian government. >> those in crimea, they are illegal. i would repeat. illegal they tried to squeeze ukrainian assets, tried to confiscate ukrainian property, disarm the ukrainian army for these kind of actions, they have to know. >> leaders in kiev and other world capitols fear ukraine's eastern regions may be next. russian foreign minister certain alavrov said troops in ukraine after the recent politicaltrition. >> this is a question of defending our citizens and compatriots. those who are trying to interpret the situation as a sort of aggression and threatening us with sanctions and boycotts, these
Al Jazeera America
Mar 1, 2014 2:00pm EST
have special coverage today of our top story. the growing crisis in ukraine. the russian parliament has approved president vladimir putin to authorize the force in ukraine. this comes in a scheduled referendum for increasing its autonomy. for days we've seen armed men patrolling there. they're meeting to discuss their next step to discuss a mediation mission. the european union will address its discussion on monday. >>> what are the people expecting from the russians? >> you know, as the news broke that the russians have authorized the use of force, there is celebration here 60% of the population is ethnic russian, and they feel that the russians are protecting them. they felt a lot of unease about what is going on in kiev. they've been watching television reports for months calling the now government thieves, thugs, fascists. they have created roadblocks to protect themselves from these people. and we have seen armed men and their military uniforms with no distinguishing insignificant knee i can't iininsignificaninst building until a few hours ago. a lot going on here. and now with
Al Jazeera America
Feb 28, 2014 2:00am EST
. >> ukraine... >> chaos in ukraine as russian gunmen sees the airport in crimea. moscow raises financial aid. >> preparing to speak - viktor yanukovych to address his removal of power as he hides out in rush a ia -- russia. >> the new look. >> the fight for freedom for our al jazeera colleagues detained in egypt. people around the world rally for their release. >> hi there. welcome to al jazeera america. i'm thomas drayton. we begin with a crisis in ukraine. moscow is trying to hold on to ties with ukraine. russian president vladimir putin ordered his deposit to discuss possible financial aid for ukraine with international partners, and is asking the government to consider humanitarian aid. the south is seeing backlash to the new ukrainian government. there has been a wave of protests and reports that gunmen in russian-marked uniforms seized the main airport. this was taken at the airport, a dark image of men in helmets. 50 armed men were there. earlier another group of pro-russian gunmen took control. lawrence lee takes a look at the rising tensions in crimea. >> there's attem
CNN
Mar 3, 2014 1:00pm PST
order because that caused great concern among russian-speaking people in eastern ukraine and crimea. in terms of attacks of people on the ground, it simply did not some one. jake, as you pointed out, some of the statements by the russian ambassador is extraordinary. he even read a letter from the former president which was basically a letter from the president asking vladimir putin to intervene in ukraine. it's extraordinary that a former president would ask another nation to intervene militarily in his own country to basically restore him to power. >> ambassador mcfaul, when you were ambassador to the -- from the united states to the russian federation, you were constrained by what you needed to say diplomatically. you are under no constraints right now. can you give us your idea of whether you think the russians actually -- the russian government actually believes what they are saying in terms of this chaos in the streets that they are describing that requires their military to go into another sovereign nation and what you imagine the scenario is that would cause yanukovych to wri
CSPAN
Mar 1, 2014 7:00pm EST
entered the territory of -- you legally -- russians have illegally entered the territory of ukraine. the counsel has authorized military force against ukraine. there and already their number is increasing every hour. this constitutes an active aggression against ukraine. andhreatens the sovereignty territorial integrity of our country. the russian federation does not test --- the buddhist budapest memorandum -- it is dangerous to the principal. proposal onted the august 7. the federation violated the principles of charter of the united nations. time, in this fluid situation, -- the government of ukraine has quested to hold this meeting. we call upon the security council to do everything possible to stop aggression against ukraine. we are calling for the we asktional monitors all member states of the united nations to demonstrate solidarity with the ukraine to protect the very basic principals of the united nations currently brutally violated by a permanent state, a prominent member of the security council. thank you, madam president. thank you for your attention. >> i thank the represent
CNN
Mar 2, 2014 12:00pm PST
? >> russia believes very strongly russian speaking citizens of ukraine, russian citizens in ukraine are under threat. this is what they have been saying and reporting on russian television consistently through the the crisis up to the revolution that took place. the position of the russian government, position reported by russian television is ukrainian nationalists threatening rights, interests, even lies of those close to russia. that continues to be the decree. >> putting the russian story very much into question. phil black in moscow. thank you very much. going to belgium where nato ambassadors met on the crisis in ukrainian. live outside nato headquarters, erin, i was listening to what the secretary-general was talking about. it was interesting only once did he make reference to the fact that russia has to pull out of ukraine and go back, withdraw to its military bases. other than that condemnation, great concern. what did you take away? >> these would be considered strong words from secretary-general. the press conference he held following hours of meetings, two separate meetings
FOX News
Feb 28, 2014 12:00pm PST
stand down now in ukraine. russian forces are on the move. journalists from the "associated press" report they've spotted a convoy of russian troops making its way through southern ukraine. the same region where armed men in full battle gear have now seized and taken control of two airports. we'll show you where this is happening. crimea region on the black sea, critical port area where russia has a huge navy base. wear hearing from the ex-president of ukraine and he is in russia and is getting president putin's protection. he says despite the bloodshed he is still the rightful ruler and started his news conference with a clear sign of frustration. see the break there? the former president snapped his pen in half. went on place blame for his problems on the west and the united states. >> translator: irresponsible by the west. but ukraine is a strong country and we well overcome it. >> that was awful, that translation. i have know idea what he said but he is blaming us. enough with putin clearly siding with the man whose ukraine's governor accuses of mass murder. let's get to jenni
Al Jazeera America
Mar 3, 2014 12:00pm EST
language and push russian out of the schools. of course, that makes the russian population in ukraine absolutely inpur infuriated. culture is part of this and that in many ways is what they are fighting about. >> the situation having a major impact on the world's financial markets, the dow lower right now 232 points. it has been in negative territory by triple digits all morning, exchanges in london, paris and frankfurt dropping as much as 3% today. >> in russia, moscowed main stock market falling 11%, raising interest rates to boost the ruble, the currency dipped to a record low against the dollar in trading today. the situation in ukraine could be affecting how much you pay at the pump. russia, one of the world's largest producers of oil and fears are that a possible disruption in supplies is driving oil prices higher by more than 2%, one market watcher saying that it will trickle down to your wallet. >> if anybody else, it's going to be a risk premium built in unless of course the situation in ukraine is contained just in crimea quite quickly. certainly i don't think any of this is
Al Jazeera America
Mar 2, 2014 2:00am EST
russian troops on the territory of ukraine until the political situation stabilizes. secondly this is effective on the day of its a less do 67 it . >> reporter: it took less than a their authorize force in ukraine. in britain the foreign second william haige summoned the russian ambassador and economies expressed his concern. >> we are very concerned with the escalation of tensions in the ukraine particularly in crimea and particularly about the did he since russian parliament this afternoon to authorize military action in ukraine without the consents of the ukrainian authorities. this is potentially a grave threat to the independence, the sovereignty, and the territorial integrity of ukraine. >> reporter: the even u. says it would hold an emergency meeting of foreign minister to his discuss a response. the russian decision does not call for military action but does clear it. it president putin decides to act. the legal reasoning sites a anybody of clauses within agreements between ukraine and russia. as well as the russian constitution. that legal framework was drawn up after the fal
Al Jazeera America
Mar 6, 2014 11:30am EST
comes from pipelines across the ukraine. russian supplies account for 36% of all german gas consumption. german leader, angela merkel has taken on a similar approach in moscow. in washington, president obama's actions are limited by congress. speaker of the house of representatives, john boehner, spoke with the standoff with russia wednesday. >> the majority is working on a bailout package, and working with them on a possible bill dealing with sanctions. they can strengthen the president's hand. >> reporter: the u.s. pledged $1 billion in energy subsidies to cash-strapped ukraine on tuesday, as it's economic situation worsened. >> the state treasury is empty, and due to unbelievable corruption in my country. we cannot collect the revenues in order to execute our social obligations. >> reporter: ukraine has issued short-term debt and interest rates as high as 15%. new government estimates it needs $35 billion in rescue loans over the next two years. >> with the first efforts of a diplomatic solution failing in paris yesterday, what are the tools of disposal if it decides to p
NBC
Mar 1, 2014 4:30pm PST
crisis, putin is stepping closer to sending russian troops into ukraine, and putting washington and moscow on a diplomatic course. >>> march madness, a massive storm triggers mudslides, tornado warnings and evacuations, proving too much for drought-stricken california to handle. now it moves east and delivers crippling snow and ice and more arctic temperatures. >>> without warning, an avalanche roars inside a neighborhood and buries people inside one home. >>> and the bible on the big screen. will the faithful prove to be a box office blessing for a new film? >>> good evening, we begin with major developments in the crisis in ukraine which tonight is quickly developing into a testy showdown between the u.s. and russia. within the last few hours, president obama and russia's president putin spoke about the crisis by telephone hours after the russian parliament gave putin the okay to send troops into the ukraine. tonight the white house is warning the kremlin against what it calls the continuing violation of international law in ukraine, saying it will lead to greater political econom
FOX Business
Feb 28, 2014 5:00pm EST
large numbers of ethnic russians in the ukraine and again i wouldn't be surprised based on comments from the ukrainian ambassador it u.n. -- gerri: here is the president. president barack obama. listen in. >> over the last several days the united states have been responding to events as they unfold in ukraine. throughout this crisis we have been very clear about one fundamental principle, the ukrainian people deserve the opportunity to determine their own future. together with our european allies we have urged an end to the violence and encouraged ukrainians to pursue a course in which they stablized their country, forge a broad-based government and move to elections this spring. i also spoke several days ago with president putin and my administration has been in daily communication with russian officials and we made clear they can be part of an international community's effort to support the stability and success of a united ukraine going forward which is not only in the interests of people of ukraine and international community but also in russia's interests. however we are now deeply
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Mar 2, 2014 2:30pm PST
-- explicit in condemning russian actions. he said it was a violation of international treaties. the ukraine commission is holding its own meetings. we do not know if they will call officially for nato to draw contingent plans for military involvement. nato and ukraine are very close. ukraine was once a member of nato. they have been involved in several nato missions in afghanistan and her cup. several nato members share a border with ukraine. at the same time, there is not really a willingness by nato to get involved militarily. no one wants an open conflict with russia. too much is at stake. we have one of the diplomatic channels to build pressure on russia. we are trying to stop this action. >> foreign ministers are set to meet tomorrow. inthere is a high interest not risking open conflict of russia. if you look at the situation in , oneo -- european union third come from russia. there are strong economic ties. they do not want to risk that russia will not stop at the crimea. nobody wants that. russell's is overwhelmed with what is happening. there are emergency meetings after emergency m
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Mar 5, 2014 10:30am PST
a onesie russian ukraine but together they wants a division between us. this is all while watson meanwhile has set us up and is seeking the air intakes minute sprinkler in the fight against fascism. it commemorates an artist who died trying to protect the model and their families pharmacy could eulogy that threatens to take this region and the water all over. today almost seventy years later it seems the principles and values. these brave people fourfold big and in danger while the force. the dogfight st. maybe making a comeback chris notion of an aussie from crimea. now the crisis in ukraine is making outlines around the globe him but man a report that the are misleading and overblown artistic interconnect is monitoring the major news outlets. thus the ukraine has been a media frenzy the likes of which we have not seen in awhile. at this hour. it appears russian military forces are crossing the border into neighboring ukraine and russia is an invasion is a russian military helicopters and planes air intake in ukraine the russians have already flown in forces into with the crimea
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Mar 1, 2014 6:30pm EST
about an imminent russian takeover. ukraine is certainly worried. the russian president has been put on alert. russian boots on the ground in ukraine. they're hiding their identities, their units are not marked. they are there to protect russia's interest. they have a naval base manned by thousands but many are now off base and in the streets right behind the russian speaking majority here, and there may be more, many more on the way. russia's parliament voted to approve the use of a russian force in ukraine. president putin asked for it, he got it unanimously. he called the situation in ukraine extraordinary with russian lives under threat. not long after the vote in the biggest pro-russian city in ukraine, chaos. dozens were injured as police battled crowds who raised the russian flag on the regional government building. these protests repeated in other cities in ukraine, east where many areas are now slipping out of the control of these men. ukraine's new government, unelected, untested and in a crisis. we wouldn't give in to russian provocation, says the prime minister. exactly what
Al Jazeera America
Mar 1, 2014 4:00pm EST
protect ukraine to protect creme yeah, they fee crl a fenty to russia. 60% is russian speak, ethnic russian and feel that they share customs and would like the protection of russia. they feel very threatened by what's been happening in kiev. for months they have been watching television reports that call the now government, then opposition leaders thugs, bandits, fascists and don't recognize the government in kiev. they say what's happened is a coup. and so very welcoming to the news here that russian forces will protect cremia and ukraine mainly i think we are talking eastern ukraine we saw pro russian action north of here. they are pro russian demonstrators went in the city hall that had been occupied for about a week now by pro kiev supporters. some of those supporters were dragged out and the russian flag briefly flown over that building. now they have taken that flag down, they have come to some sort of agreement, we saw a real clash there, as the tensions the divide between ukraine's east and west seem to be growing now, especially with this new russia flexing its military mus
Al Jazeera America
Mar 1, 2014 11:00pm EST
for the russian intervention in ukraine to end. >> tough talk at the u.n. as ukraine goes on high alert. the security council calls on emergency meeting. >> mass soldiers in the street. russia seizes control of a key region and prepares to send more troops. >> dangerous mudslides threaten homes in southern california - hundreds forced to leave their homes. >> carnivale is under way in brazil. we take you behind the scenes of a samba school where they learn how to party. [ ♪ music ] >> there is concern ukraine's crisis could morph into a war with russia. ukraine's russian president says military intervention will lead to conflict. country's soldiers are on high alert. >> russia is in control of crimea. uniformed armed gunmen control the streets. it's a move that has been welcomed. demonstrators rallied in the street supporting the intervention. the parliament approved vladimir putin's request to use military force, prompting a special meeting by the united nations security council. the united states wants the u.n. to deploy observers to the ukraine. president obama had a long pho
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Mar 1, 2014 6:00pm PST
the claim russian citizens are receiving threats in ukraine. >> russian speaking population seeks protection from putin is propaganda, since i never heard that anybody who speaks russian being opressed in ukraine ever. and i lived there for 33 years. >> these protesters pointed out adolph hitler used the same excuse, protecting german citizens, when he annexed parts of second slovakia 76 years ago. >> caltrain on veils the blueprint for going green but could thousands of trees be on the chopping block to make that happen? we'll go live to holy -- hollywood and check in on what is knew for viewers on the revved carpet. >> abc7 is the only place to see the oscars live tomorrow. and we're giving away free movie tickets for a year through our facebook page to celebrate the. there will be seven winners, today's winner is annie s from concord. just like us as facebook.com/abc7 news and fill out the entry form so we know how to get in touch if you if you win. ♪ turn around ♪ every now and then i get a little bit hungry ♪ ♪ and there's nothing really good around ♪ ♪ turn aroun
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Mar 1, 2014 7:00pm PST
on the unfolding situation in ukraine. president obama spoke today to russian president vladimir putin for 90 minutes about moscow's violation of ukraineon sovereignty and territorial swig grit. --bill integrity. putin received permission from the russian parliament to invade ukraine, citing the need to protect moscow citizens. yesterday mr. obama warned putin there would be costs if russia invadeddianin. >> russias actions sparked a protest in san francisco. the antirussian group held signs demanding russia with draw. many ukraines cast doubt on the claim russian citizens are receiving threats in ukraine. >> russian speaking population seeks protection from putin is propaganda, since i never heard that anybody who speaks russian being opressed in ukraine ever. and i lived there for 33 years. >> these protesters pointed out adolph hitler used the same excuse, protecting german citizens, when he annexed parts of second slovakia 76 years ago. >> caltrain on veils the blueprint for going green but could thousands of trees be on the chopping block to make that happen? we'll go live t
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Feb 28, 2014 5:00pm PST
russian helicopters entering ukraine. this is from earlier today. but we just got this video. they say those are russian helicopters. the growing concern tonight, russians getting close to crossing a dangerous line, sending troops to the crimean region. armed men outside two airports and surrounding the major state broadcaster. a complicated situation on the ground, one that's far from clear at this point. we want to make sure everybody knows that it is far from clear but it's the assessment of the u.s. government and their belief the russian military forces. we don't know at this hour what their operational orders are. we do have this statement just in from the house intelligence committee chairman mike rogers "it appears that the russian military now controls the crimean peninsula. it's aggression is a threat to ukraine and the region's peace and stability. russia's latest action is yet another indicator that vladimir putin's hegemonic ambitions threaten u.s. interests and allies around the world." president obama today said the ukranian people deserve the opportunity to determine th
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Mar 4, 2014 6:00pm EST
he denied that he put the russian army into crimea, south ukraine. they are local self-defense forces, putin said. some of the troops fired warning shots today near ukrainian forces. president obama said that russia is not fooling anyone, and he does not respect ukrainian democracy. >> and mr. putin can throw a lot of words out there, but the facts on the ground indicate that right now, he is not abiding by that principle. >> reporter: secretary of state kerry was on the square in kiev where hundreds died in demonstrations trying to take down the pro russian prest. kerry denied that ukraine is plagued by the terror that russia says. >> rush ha is working hard to create a pretext for being able to advance further. >> the u.s. plan is to pressure putin not to. >> can we affect the outcome here? >> the former ambassador said that economic sanctions could stop putin. >> he is sensitive to that and he should be, because it could have a real effect on the economy. >> reporter: and in the congress are ready to freeze the assets of russia if there is no pull out of crimea, but putin sa
FOX News
Feb 28, 2014 3:00pm PST
taken by the russian federation inside of ukraine. there will be costs for any military intervention in ukraine. >> i'm bret baier in washington. this is a fox news alert. president obama addressing the nation less than an hour ago about reports the russian military had entered ukraine. we have fox team coverage tonight on the extremely fluid situation in ukraine, changing by the hour. wendell goler covers the president's brief address, but first, senior foreign affairs correspondent amy kellogg keeping a close eye from london on this developing story. good evening, amy. >> hi, bret. the warm glow of the olympic closing ceremony has dispalted in less than a wee ukraine's crimea has probably something to do with local militia groups, protection groups, bret, but certainly, there is a russian military presence down there, and the question and the concern is where is it all leading? another jarring wake-up call in ukraine. armed men take over the civilian airport in the semiautonomous region of crimea, and where russia bases its black sea fleet. russia says its personnel th
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Mar 1, 2014 11:00pm PST
ukraine. the russian government insists it has a right to protect its interests in the region. ukraine's acting president responded by putting his military on high alert warning further intervention could lead to war. >> the russian federation constitutes an act of aggression. >> in a tense 90-minute phone call today, president obama advised putin to step back. >>> meanwhile, don knapp shows us the bay area's ukrainian community is watching and worrying. >> i have family in the ukraine. children and grandchildren. i have my brother in ukraine. so many relatives. i'm so worried. >> reporter: in campbell, 40 or 50 ukrainian citizens went to church. >> so huge corruption. so huge corruption in ukraine. it is not possible for people to be happy and have future. >> reporter: the moves by the russian military prompted this demonstration in san francisco at the russian consulate. >> i think they should stay out. they should let us deal with our problems, and definitely not sending the military is the right way to do this. >> reporter: they reject the argument that russian troops ente
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Feb 28, 2014 7:00pm PST
warned russia about sending military into ukraine. russian transport planes and helicopters were seen landing in eastern ukraine what appears to be a russian invasion and president obama's response. >> reporter: president obama issued a strong warning to russia not to intervene in ukraine. >> the u.s. will stand with the international community in affirming there will be costs for any military intervention in ukraine. >> reporter: it was in response to reports russian armored personnel carriers and armed gun men in military uniform were seen. u.s. officials sea evidence of russian air and sea movements into and out of the region. >> any violation of ukraine's sovereignty would be deeply destabilizing which is not in the interest of ukraine, russia or europe. >> reporter: secretary of state john kerri raised the issue with his russian counter part earlier friday. >> the question is whether or not what is happening now might be crossing a line in any way. >> reporter: meanwhile in russia, the ousted ukrainian president emerged for the first time since last week. he held a press conferen
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Feb 28, 2014 7:00am PST
there's a lot of russian investment in ukraine russian steel companies russian engineering companies russian construction companies have been major investors in the country to the sense that any foreign power has been. and those relationships while they don't reduce great fortunes for the russian businessmen by and large they were are recently well. btw if you remember ukraine is a poor country. the per capita gdp of ukraine is about four thousand dollars compared to russia which is about fourteen thousand dollars for france which has forty thousand dollars so they doing the kind of business and people do. from abroad in a four country which is what ukraine still is. it shouldn't be. this is russia's launch economic role in ukraine cost of the thinking in moscow the russian government has made it quite clear that it doesn't like what's happening across the board to the above were rushed to help out number that's because of its economic interests in ukraine book books you'll sense when it comes to that. russia has a huge economic interest in ukraine ukraine's stands between russia and
Al Jazeera America
Mar 1, 2014 8:00pm EST
proposal to use russian troops on the territory of ukraine until the sociopolitical situation in the country stabilizes. secondly the decree is effective on the day of its adoption. >> it took less that an hour for russia's parliament to vote on the authorisation of force in ukraine, not just crimea. >> british foreign secretary william hague summoned the russian ambassador and expressed concern. >> we are concerned about the escalation of tensions in ukraine and crimea, and the russian parliament this afternoon to authorise military action in the ukraine without the consent of the ukrainian authorities. this is potentially a grave threat to the independence, sovereignty and integrity of ukraine. >> an emergency meeting of foreign ministers was to be held. a russian decision does not call for military access, but clears it if vladimir putin decides to act. the legal reasoning sites a number of clauses between ukraine and russia. it was drawn up after the fall of the soviet union. russian public opinion is in favour of supporting the russian efforts against a new government in kiev, s
CSPAN
Mar 4, 2014 11:00am EST
vigorously condemn the violation of sovereignty and territorial integrity of ukraine. by armed russian forces, particularly taken by the council of the federation of russia to use russian armed forces the territory of ukraine. these actions are a flagrant violation of the u.n. charter and the helsinki act. i would like to echo the appeal launched by the eu, made to russia, to without delay remove its armed forces in a way that will meet its commitments under the agreement of may 20, 1997, on the status of conditions for the presence of the black sea float in -- black sea fleet in ukraine. the situation must be resolved in a peaceful means. the first step would be to accept the offer of ukraine to hold consultations called for in a memorandum, regarding security ukraine adhering to the agreement signed on the summer 5, 1994, the ukraine, russia, the u.k., and the u.s., and as called for in the treaty of friendship, cooperation, and partnership signed on may 31 1997 between russia and ukraine. we believe it is possible to worst.the historically, luxembourg has been well-placed to underst
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Mar 4, 2014 11:00am PST
standoff continues in ukraine as russian forces fire warning shots from an air force base they now occupy. hi, everyone. i'm gretchen carlson, welcome to "the real story." after marshalling troops into parts of ukraine, russian president vladimir putin claiming it's the west making things worse. claiming needed to go in to protect ethnic population living there. he says they are living under threat. it's the russian troops who seem to be calling all the shots. >> russian ambassador to the u.n. now claiming exiled ukrainian prime minister is the reason russia sent troops in. president obama spoke about the standoff just a short time ago. >> the course of history is for people to want to be free to make their own decisions about their own futures. and the international community, i think, is unified in believing that it is not the role of an outside force where there's been no evidence of serious violence, whether there's been no rational under international law to intervene in people trying to determine their own destiny. >> chief white house correspondent ed henry live at the white
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Mar 3, 2014 3:59pm PST
sounded their horns at the port. they called on the russian president to take his hands off ukraine. if the russians took more aggressive action, these students said they would resist. >> we will fight because it is our country and our territory. defense, ministry of armed troops appeared at the gates as reservists were told to resume their duty. this colonel said at any minute we are ready to do our duty to protect our country. our patriotic spirit has never been higher. the word here is they did not want to give russia reason to start a shooting war. the foreign secretary, william hague, who was visiting key of them allayed plant at the site where protesters had been shot by snipers. he called on russia to withdraw its troops. situation cannot resolve, if russia cannot respect the sovereignty and integrity of ukraine, there will have to be other consequences. >> here, the foreign secretary was listened to closely. he said there would be consequences for russia but did not spell out what they might be. there are no military options on the table but the question is whether the west is p
Al Jazeera America
Mar 3, 2014 10:00pm EST
russian lawmakers or part of vladimir putin's plan. we see it as unacceptable, not just for ukraine, but the whole democratic world. >> pardon me for being a devil's advocate, a lot of alarms are coming out of kiev. is that at all part of the strategy, getting the west to do something? >> in 1994 ukraine gave away its nuclear weapons, and signed the so-called buddha pest memorandum with russia, the americans and u.k. it was clear. it expected the three powers to guarantee territorial integrity and sovereignty. now is the moment to pay back. they think the west was too slow acting on dictatorship by viktor yanukovych, and led to people being killed and wounded. now, we expect the reaction of the democratic world of the international community will be quick and substantial. >> talking about what you were addressing there, yulia tymoschenko said the ukraine is not alone in this war because of those agreements signed by the u.s., england, britain and moscow, and she says that, in fact, the west are guaranteors of the security of the ukraine. what do you think the west will do? will to d
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